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Aussie Bites : The Bugalugs Bum Thief : Aussie Bites Ser. - Tim Winton

Aussie Bites : The Bugalugs Bum Thief

Aussie Bites Ser.

By: Tim Winton, Stephen Michael King (Illustrator)

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Published: June 2003
For Ages: 6 - 10 years old
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Skeeta Anderson woke up one morning to find that his bum was gone. And not only his bum, but the bum of every single person in the town of Bugalugs.

It's up to Skeeta to catch the thief . . .

About The Author

Tim Winton has published twenty-one books for adults and children, and his work has been translated into twenty-five languages. Since his first novel, An Open Swimmer, won the Australian/Vogel Award in 1981, he has won the Miles Franklin Award four times (for Shallows, Cloudstreet, Dirt Music and Breath) and twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize (for The Riders and Dirt Music). He lives in Western Australia.

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5.0

Tim Winton for kids! Great book.

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Funny
  • Well Written

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    • Perfect For 6-9 Year Olds
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    Comments about Aussie Bites : The Bugalugs Bum Thief:

    My 7 year old loves this book. Very funny and well written.

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    FUNNY TITLE

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      I bought this book for my eight year old grandson. He likes to be funny, and I thought even the title would encourage him to read more.I think it's working.

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      5.0

      FUNNIEST BOOK EVER

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      • Just Funny
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        I brought this as part of my nephew's 8th birthday present, and have never, ever laughed so much while reading a book out loud.

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        Tim Winton

        The pre-eminent Australian novelist of his generation, Tim’s literary reputation was established early when his first novel, An Open Swimmer, won the 1981 Australian Vogel Award; his second novel Shallows, won the Miles Franklin Award in 1984; and his third book, Scission, a collection of short stories, won the West Australian Council Literary Award in 1985.

        That Eye the Sky was adapted for the stage by Justin Monjo and Richard Roxburgh, and also made into a film. A second film adaptation was made of In the Winter Dark, featuring Brenda Blethyn.

        Tim’s fifth novel, Cloudstreet, the story of two working-class families rebuilding their lives, was a huge literary and commercial success. It has been a best seller since its publication in 1991 and was recently voted the most popular Australian novel by the Australian Society of Authors. Awards include National Book Council Banjo Award for Fiction, 1991; West Australian Fiction Award 1991; Deo Gloria Award (UK), 1991 and the 1992 Miles Franklin Award.

        Cloudstreet, was adapted for the stage by Nick Enright and Justin Monjo, and played to sell-out houses around Australia and in Zurich, London and Dublin in 1999. It toured internationally again in 2001, playing in London, New York and Washington. Film rights have been bought by Cloudstreet Inc. (USA).

        Tim’s 1995 novel The Riders was shortlisted for the prestigious Booker Prize and has been translated into numerous languages including French, German, Italian, Danish, Dutch, Polish, Greek and Hebrew.

        His books for children and teenagers include the series of three books about the 13 year old Lockie Leonard. The first book in the series, Lockie Leonard, Human Torpedo, won the Western Australia Premier's Award for Children's Fiction. It was adapted for the stage by Paige Gibbs and toured nationally with great success. Lockie Leonard, Legend, the most recent in the series, won the Family Award for Children’s Literature. The books are being made into a television series by RB Films.

        In 2001 Tim’s novel, Dirt Music, was published to considerable critical acclaim and impressive reviews. The book was shortlisted for the 2002 Mann Booker Prize and won the 2002 Miles Franklin Award, the West Australian Fiction Award and the Christina Stead Award for Fiction. Film rights have been optioned to Phil Noyce’s film company, Rumbalara Films, and Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz are signed to star in the film.

        The Turning, published in 2004, was described as At once exquisite and unsettling, brimming with imagery so lush and observations so precise the book is almost incandescent (The Bulletin). The Turning was shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor Short Story Award and won the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, the Queensland Fiction Book Award and the Colin Roderick Award.

        His new novel, Breath, was published by Penguin Books Australia, Picador United Kingdom, Farrar Straus Giroux USA, Harper Collins Canada, de Gues in the Netherlands, Luchterland Germany and Editions Rivages Payot France in 2008.

        Breath was awarded the 2009 Miles Franklin Prize for Literature.

        Tim Winton is patron of the Tim Winton Award for Young Writers sponsored by the City of Subiaco, Western Australia. Active in the environmental movement in Australia, he was awarded the Centenary Medal for service to literature and the community. He is also the patron of the Australian Marine Conservation Society and the Stop the Toad Foundation and is active in many of their campaigns. He has recently contributed to the whaling debate with an article published on The Last Whale website. He lives in Western Australia with his wife and three children.

        Awards


        Winner - 2003 Australian Society of Authors Medal

        For Adults:
        Breath
        Winner - 2009 Miles Franklin Award
        Winner - 2008 Age Book of the Year Fiction Award
        Winner - 2008 Indie Award
        Shortlisted - 2009 Commonwealth Writers' Prize, South East Asia and the South Pacific Region
        Shortlisted - 2009 New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards, Christina Stead Prize
        The Turning
        Shortlisted - 2005 Inaugural Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award
        Commended - 2005 Commonwealth Writers' Prize, South East Asia and South Pacific Region, Best Book
        Winner - 2005 Queensland Premier's Literary Award, Best Fiction Book
        Winner - 2005 New South Wales Premier's Literary Award, Christina Stead Prize
        Joint Winner - 2004 Colin Roderick Award
        Dirt Music
        Shortlisted - 2002 Man Booker Prize
        Shortlisted - 2002 Kiriyama Prize
        Winner - 2002 Miles Franklin Award
        Winner - 2002 New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards, Christina Stead Prize
        Winner - 2001 Western Australian Premier's Book Award - Book of the Year
        Winner - 2001 Western Australian Premier's Book Award - Fiction
        Winner - 2001 Good Reading Award - Readers Choice Book of the Year
        Winner - 2001 Australian Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award
        The Riders
        Shortlisted - 1995 Booker Prize
        Winner - 1995 Commonwealth Writers Prize, South East Asia and South Pacific Region
        Cloudstreet
        Winner - 1992 Deo Gloria Award
        Winner - 1991 NBC Banjo Award for Literature
        Winner -1991 Miles Franklin Award
        Joint Winner - 1991 Western Australia Premier's Book Award - Fiction
        Minimum of Two and Other Stories
        Winner - 1988 Western Australian Premier's Book Award - Fiction
        Scission and Other Stories
        Joint Winner - 1985 Western Australian Premier's Book Award - Fiction
        Winner - 1985 Western Australian Council Literary Award
        Shallows
        Winner - 1984 Miles Franklin Literary Award
        Joint Winner - 1985 Western Australian Premier's Book Award - Fiction
        An Open Swimmer
        Winner - 1981 Australian/Vogel National Literary Award

        For Children and Young Adults:
        Lockie Leonard, Legend
        Winner - 1998 Family Award for Children's Literature
        Blueback
        Winner - 1998 Bolinda Audio Book Awards
        Winner - 1998 Wilderness Society Environment Award
        Winner - 1999 WAYRBA Hoffman Award for Young Readers
        Lockie Leonard, Scumbuster
        Winner - 1993 Wilderness Society Environment Award
        The Buglalugs Bum Thief
        Winner - 1994 CROW Award (Children Reading Outstanding Writers): Focus list (Years 3-5)
        Winner - 1998 YABBA Awards: Fiction for Younger Readers
        Lockie Leonard, Human Torpedo
        Winner - 1993 American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults Award
        Winner - 1996 YABBA Awards: Fiction for Older Readers
        Joint winner - 1991 Western Australian Premier's Book Award: Children's Book
        Jesse
        Winner - 1990 Western Australian Premier's Book Award: Children's Book

        Visit Tim Winton's Booktopia Author Page


        ISBN: 9780143300847
        ISBN-10: 0143300849
        Series: Aussie Bites Ser.
        Audience: Children
        For Ages: 6 - 10 years old
        For Grades: 3 - 6
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 72
        Published: June 2003
        Country of Publication: AU
        Dimensions (cm): 18.0 x 13.3  x 0.5
        Weight (kg): 18.0
        Edition Number: 1